The DaVinci Group (TDG) has started shipping the new Signature Series line of speakers. After a series of design revisions (since the CEDIA 2016 launch), the two models shipping are the IWLCR-66 and the IWS-210. Because of the physical dimensions (26”x17”), each model in the Signature Series features a one-piece, steel frame, an integrated MDF back-box and a new mounting system that attaches the speakers directly into 16”-on-center studs. The company says this virtually eliminates any possible performance-robbing mechanical vibration.
The IWLCR-66 is a large-format, in-wall, full-range speaker based on dual 6½” heavy-duty drivers designed to be the front left/center/right speakers in a professionally designed and installed dedicated theater. It’s specified to handle up to 150 watts and weighs 36 pounds. The IWLCR-66 components include two 6½” heavy-duty woofers, one 4” midrange driver and a ¾” silk dome wide-dispersion tweeter. All of these components are housed in a back-box constructed from a rigid MDF.
The IWS-210 in-wall subwoofer utilizes a 10” carbon fiber subwoofer and a 10” carbon fiber passive radiator which combine to reproduce the lower octaves of much deeper bass for more dramatic music performance. The IWS-210 has the same construction of all of the Signature Series models, including one-piece steel frame construction, MDF back-box, heavy duty drivers and the unique mounting system. It’s spec’d to handle up to 200 watts.